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[J-Rock] Band-Maid
(01-30-2018, 04:35 PM)Perdition Wrote: Yeah, look at the reception Babymetal got. I'd hate to see a band I actually like get subjected to such venom.

Yep, my point exactly. I'd hate to see them laughed off the scene by the people who are instantly put off by the maid stuff. If it's just the outfits then you can have the argument that it's just a costume (in other words no different to the gimmicks that Kiss, Slipknot, Ghost etc have). But add the miku videos on top of that and then you're struggling to justify them as a legitimate band to the average metalhead
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I'd argue that the only reason they got popular overseas in the first place was because of the "weaboo" appeal. If you remove that, it would alienate the fanbase and the rest of the public won't suddenly fill the void.
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Yeah, the whole "hard rock in maid uniforms lol" thing. Fortunately their music is actually good.

I think a problem with Band-Maid is they (in the eyes of the west) already have two strikes against them, but fortunately they haven't accrued the wrath Babymetal felt. Being an idol spin-off (manufactured) alone would turn off a lot of people.
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https://youtu.be/xmxEuQXTHUU

Official video of Domination was released a few days back. Really loving this track after a few listens. Can't wait to hear the full album tomorrow
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That was posted in the news thread already.
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